Regional Sewer Project Begins with Groundbreaking
Officials from Sewickley, Aleppo Township and Glen Osborne toss the dirt at a sewage interconnect groundbreaking ceremony.
Officials from three communities gathered Tuesday in Glen Osborne for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Sewer Interconnect Project.
Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery said the $4.4 million construction project has taken years of planning to get to this point. Once complete, sewage will run from Aleppo and Glen Osborne to the treatment plant in Sewickley.
"It's a little regional sewage system that services all of the area and it's been eight years in the making," Flannery said.
Some of the obstacles involved included obtaining easement agreements from residents whose properties will be used during construction.
The interconnect project involves rebuilding the Railroad Avenue Pump Station in Glen Osborne in order to begin accepting sewage from Aleppo Township with the possibility of future service to Haysville, Glenfield.
Aleppo Manager Gwen Patterson, who studied sewers in graduate school, expressed excitement about the regional project.
"I actually think the whole concept is pretty cool," she said.
Flannery said construction is projected to be complete by the beginning of April.